python 2.7.12 on Linux behaving differently than on Windows

Steve D'Aprano steve+python at
Tue Dec 6 21:23:09 EST 2016

On Tue, 6 Dec 2016 06:37 pm, Larry Hudson wrote:

> On 12/05/2016 10:50 AM, BartC wrote:
>> One would be very annoyed if, reading a CSV file, where each of N values
>> on a line correspond to a field of record, if one entry of "?LBC"
>> expanded itself to a dozen entries, screwing everything up.
> Now you're suggesting the _shell_ is going to read and process a CVS
> file???

Be fair: he's giving an analogy.

“Cheer up,” they said, “things could be worse.” So I cheered up, and sure
enough, things got worse.

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